Berkeley Research in the News

September 27, 2016
Eric Betzig
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eric Betzig and world-class biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017.
September 26, 2016
Jennifer Doudna
A team of researchers have expanded the role of the newly discovered CRISPR protein C2c2 that targets RNA instead of DNA.
September 21, 2016
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan
An unprecedented collaboration between the Bay Area’s three premier research universities.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2015-2016 research funding  by sponsor in millions2015/16 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.